Block Party Art Style

Starting Thursday and going through the weekend, ARTCONNECT will be bringing you a mega arty block party. Partnering with neighborhood galleries and other arts organizations (all located on Neukölln’s Bodinstrasse), which include: Loophole Berlin, Idrawalot, Kaleidoskop, Frühperle, and SPAR*K, ARTCONNECT is bringing you music, art exhibitions, and a fundraising auction with artists from their 2300 member strong online network for a weekend of partying – ARTCONNECT style.  We all know there’s always a party to be had in Berlin.  So why go to this party?

This is an arts organization that deserves support. Many of you out there may already know about ARTCONNECT, but for those who don’t, here’s what you need to know:  ARTCONNECT is an online platform for artists, curators, and art enthusiasts. They began in August, 2011 with only a few volunteers and have grown into a hub for art and artists in Berlin.  From open calls, to artist social networking, to a blog covering art events around Berlin, ARTCONNECT has got it’s finger on the pulse, and it’s ear to the ground, providing users with not only virtual opportunities, but ones in the IRL also. ORLY? You say? Oh yes, this is an ambitious organization dedicated to the Berlin art scene.

Their 4 day long arts-travaganza begins Thursday night with an exhibition opening party at the ARTCONNECT Headquarters in Neukölln, and continues through the weekend at various locations in the neighborhood. So, what surprises might there be in store for us this weekend as we see this arts organization celebrate its first birthday? Candles? Cake? Balloons? Magic? We really hope it’s magic. Come on ARTCONNECT, take us there.

ARTCONNECT  Thursday, August 9th – Sunday August 12th.  Various locations and hours. For full schedule click here.